Cycling trains your muscles to burn fat

Long steady rides build hundreds of thousands of capillaries in you legs, which means you can deliver more oxygen-rich blood to you working muscles. Your mitochrondria–the fat burning furnaces in your muscle cells–also get bigger, so they can use the increased influx of oxygen to burn more fat and produce more energy.


About envirolibrarian

I am a librarian at Nashville State Community College, and the faculty advisor for the student environmental group. I use my bicycle and the train to get to work everyday. I really enjoy riding.
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